Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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[chicago-aneinu] Please Daven - Surgery Thursday

Fron an Aneinu member:

We are asking The Community to please daven for our little Granddaughter in Israel, Daphna Yael bas Rivka, among all the other patients in Israel, as she is scheduled for surgery to remove an abdominal tumor on Thursday (Israel time). May we hear besoros tovos.

Spiritual Guide to the Omer Day Seven of Week 6: Malchut of Yesod 42nd Day of the Omer MONDAY NIGHT/TUESDAY

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Bonding must enhance a person's sovereignty. It should nurture and strengthen your own dignity and the dignity of the one you bond with. Does my bonding inhibit the expression of my personality and qualities? Does it overwhelm the one I bond with?

Exercise for the day: Emphasize and highlight the strengths of the one you bond with.

[chicago-aneinu] Please Daven

I received the following:

My grandfather was having difficulty breathing the past couple of days and was just taken to the hospital. His Jewish name is Sholom Ber ben Esfir.

[chicago-aneinu] Tefillos Needed

From an Aneinu Member:

Would you please ask your e mail group to recite some tehillim for my aunt, Sima
bat Mindel. She had a massive stroke and is in hospice in a coma, 85 years old,
and she should just please GD, be comfortable. Thank you, and we should only
hear good news!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Spiritual Guide to the Omer Day Six of Week 6: Yesod of Yesod 41st Day of the Omer SUNDAY NIGHT/MONDAY

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Examine the bonding aspect of bonding. The forms it takes and its level of expression. Every person needs and has the capacity to bond with other people, with significant undertakings and with meaningful experiences.

Do I have difficulty bonding? Is the difficulty in all areas or only in certain ones? Do I bond easily with my job, but have trouble bonding with people? Or vice versa? Do I have problems bonding with special events in my life? Examine the reasons for not bonding. Is it because I am too critical and find fault in everything as an excuse for not bonding? Am I too locked in my own ways? Is my not bonding a result of discomfort with vulnerability? Have I been hurt in my past bonding experiences? Has my trust been abused? Is my fear of bonding a result of the deficient bonding I experienced as a child? To cultivate your capacity to bond, even if you have valid reasons to distrust, you must remember that G-d gave you a Divine soul that is nurturing and loving and you must learn to recognize the voice within, which will allow you to experience other people's souls and hearts. Then you can slowly drop your defenses when you recognize someone or something you can truly trust.

For bonding to be possible it must embody the other six aspects of bonding. Successful bonding must also include actualizing the bond in constructive deeds.

One additional point: Bonding breeds bonding. When you bond in one area of your life, it helps you bond in other areas.

Exercise for the day: Begin bonding with a new person or experience you love by committing designated time each day or week to spend together constructively.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Spiritual Guide to the OmerDay Five of Week 6: Hod of Yesod 40th Day of the Omer MOTZI SHABBOS/SUNDAY

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Humility is crucial in healthy bonding. Arrogance divides people. Preoccupation with your own desires and needs separates you from others. Humility allows you to appreciate another person and bond with him. Bonding that is just an extension of your own needs is only bonding tighter with yourself. Healthy bonding is the union of two distinct people, with independent personalities, who join for a higher purpose than satisfying their own needs.

True humility comes from recognizing and acknowledging G-d in your life. Am I aware of the third partner - G-d - in bonding? And that this partner gives me the capacity to unite with another, despite our distinctions.

Exercise for the day: When praying acknowledge G-d specifically for helping you bond with others.

Spiritual Guide to the Omer Day Four of Week 6: Netzach of Yesod 39th Day of the Omer FRIDAY NIGHT/SHABBOS

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An essential component of bonding is its endurance. Its ability to withstand challenges and setbacks. Without endurance there is no chance to develop true bonding.

Am I totally committed to the one I bond with? How much will I endure and how ready am I to fight to maintain this bond? Is the person I bond with aware of my devotion?

Exercise for the day: Demonstrate the endurance level of your bonding by confronting a challenge that obstructs the bond.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

COMING SOON FROM FELDHEIM Flow from the Source Essays on the Weekly Parashah


The Sfas Emes Al HaTorah, by Rabbi Yehudah Aryeh Leib Alter of Gur (1847-1905), has both fascinated and frustrated the Torah world for generations. On the one hand the Gerrer Rebbe introduces the reader to profound worlds of thought insight into the metaphors of the Torah. Mitzvos and the classic sayings of Chazal are infused with a new breath of life when the Sfas Emes explains them. On the other, even the most experienced Torah scholars find the Sfas Emes incredibly difficult to learn. The sefer is separated into thirty years of writings that require poring patiently over each source to get a full understanding.
This book is not a translation of the Sfas Emes, but a series of essays on the weekly parashiyos using ideas that the Sfas Emes presents, rewritten and explained in a clear and readable fashion. Through its pages the reader will gain unique insights into such basic Jewish subjects as Free Will, Shabbos , the Patriarchs, Prayer, Eretz Yisrael, and more., With this in hand, he has the tools to open the Sfas Emes himself and study the Gerrer Rebbe’s holy words.

MISHNA BERURA YOMI MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 MAY 19 2011


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S"A SIMAN 108 SIF 1 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 5
It is not enough for one to have in mind to hear /the Amidah prayer prayed/ by the prayer leader

MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1
Q:WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WHEN YOUR DAVENING YOUR MAKE UP TEFILLA IN A MINYAN

A:RAV SHLOMO ZALMAN AURBACH SAYS DONT MAKE A HESEK BUT DAVEN THE 2ND TEFILLA RIGHT AWAY(FOR MORE SEE NOTE 10)

MISHNA BERURA YOMI MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 MAY 18 2011


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S"A SIMAN 107 SIF 1 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 7
The introduction of/ a new element will be of no benefit for it.

MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1
Q:WHAT DO YOU DO IF YIU REMEMBERED YOU ALREADY DAVENED BUT YOU ARE SAYING BARUCH ATA HASHEM OF THE END OF THE BRACHA

A:RAV ELYASHIV SAYS IT DOESNT HELP NOT TO FINISH THE BRACHA SO FINISH IT OR SAY LAMDANI CHUKECA.(SEE NOTE 12)

MISHNA BERURA YOMI MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 MAY 17 2011



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S"A SIMAN 104 SIF 7 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 26
I.e., to /say/AMAN IHA SHMA RABA or, correspondingly, /to respond/ to /the call of/ Barechu.

MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1
Q:YOU ARE DAVENING SHMONE ESRA BUT THE TZIBUR IS DOING BIRKAS KOHANIM WHAT DO YOU DO.OR YOU ARE DOING SHMONE ESRA AND YOU HEAR HAVDALAH WHAT DO YOU DO AND WHAT ABOUT KIDUSH.

A:BY BIRKAS KOHANIM RAV MOSHE IN IGROS MOSHE AND RAV SHLOMO ZALMAN AURBACH SAY YOU NEED TO BE QUIET AN PAY ATTENTION.BY HAVDALAH RAV SHLOMO ZALMAN AURBACH SAYS ONLY BE QUIET AND PAY ATTENTION BETWEEN TRE BRACHOS TO FULFILL YOUR COV OF HAVDALAH BUT NOT IN THE MIDDLE OF BA BRACHA.BY KIDUSH THE MHARSHAM SAYS YOU SHOULD HAVE INTENT TO BE YOTZA NEVERTHELESS YOU SHOULD HEARV KIDUSH A 2ND TIME FROM SOMEONE ELSE.(FOR MORE SEE NOTE 37)

MISHNA BERURA YOMI MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 MAY 16 2011


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S"A SIMAN 104 SIF1 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 2
As to whether /or not/ it is permitted /for him/ to ask /someone/ what the ruling is,

SIF 3 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 10
(although we presume that in the ordinary case danger is not involved).

MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1
Q:IS IT BETTER TO WRITE THEN SPEAK THE SHILA AND DOES THE DIN CHANGE ABOUT A SNAKE IN OUR TIMES

A:RAV CHAIM KINEVSKI SAYS WRITING IS BETTER AND DONT BE MAFSIK WITH SPEAKING.(FOR MORE SEE NOTE 11)RAV ELYASHIV SAYS WE SHOULD CHANGE THE DIN B/C WHEN A SNAKE ON SOMEONE FOOT THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO CONCENTRATE ON DAVENING(SEE NOTE 22)

MISHNA BERURA YOMI MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 MAY 24 2011


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S"A SIMAN 113 SIF 1 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 2
In order that one should not come to uproot the ordainment of the Sages.

MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1
Q:WHY DIDNT CHAZAL MAKE A TAKANA TO BOW BY ALL THE BRACHOS OF SHMONE ESRA

A:HMOR VIKITZIA EXPLAINS CHAZAL DIDNT WANT TO BOTHER US AND THERE A WORRY THAT IT WILL MESS UP OR KAVANA(FOR MORE SEE NOTE 5)

MISHNA BERURA YOMI MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 MAY 23 2011


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S"A SIMAN 110 SIF 4 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 16
If one is leaving on a journey.

SIF 7 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 30
E.R.] It follows from this that even someone who travels by rail must /also/ say the prayer for the journey

MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1
Q:DOES A WOMAN SAY TEFILAS HADERECH AND VWHEN DO YOU SAY TEFILAS HADERECH ON AN AIRPLANE

A:S"T LIVUSHA MORDICHI SAYS SHE DOES SAY IT.(FOR MORE SEE NOTE 10)RAV SHLOMO ZALMAN AURBACH SAYS YOU SAY TEFILAS HADERECH ON AN AIRPLANE WHEN IT GOES TO A HEIGHT OF SAKANA IF IT FELL FROM THERE.(FOR MORE OPINIONS SEE NOTE 39)

Spiritual Guide to the Omer Day One of Week 6: Chesed of Yesod 36th Day of the Omer TUESDAY NIGHT/WENSDAY

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Week Six - Yesod

Bonding is the ultimate emotional connection. While the first five qualities (love, discipline, compassion, endurance and humility) are interactive, they manifest duality: the lover and the beloved. The emphasis is on an individual's feelings, not necessarily on mutuality.

Bonding, on the other hand, is a complete fusion of the two. Without bonding no feeling can be truly realized. Bonding means connecting; not only feeling for another, but being attached to him. Not just a token commitment, but total devotion. It creates a channel between giver and receiver. Bonding is eternal. It develops an everlasting union that lives on forever through the perpetual fruit it bears. Bonding is the foundation of life. The emotional spine of the human psyche. Every person needs bonding to flourish and grow. The bonding between mother and child; between husband and wife; between brothers and sisters; between close friends. Bonding is affirmation; it gives one the sense of belonging; that "I matter", "I am significant and important". It establishes trust - trust in yourself and trust in others. It instills confidence. Without bonding and nurturing we cannot realize and be ourse lves.

Bonding channels all five previous qualities into a constructive bond, giving it the meaning "foundation". Whereas all other human feelings are individual emotions, separate stories of a building, each a necessary component of human experience, bonding channels and integrates them all into one bond which creates a foundation upon which the structure of human emotions firmly stands. Bonding is giving all of yourself not just part; it is not one emotion but all of them. So Yesod completes the spectrum of the first six emotions.

The foundation of Yesod is different from an ordinary foundation. It does not just rest beneath the higher levels of the structure, but encompasses them all. An effective bedrock of the emotional psyche cannot remain separate but must include and permeate all the emotions. Only then can bonding be constructive and everlasting.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Spiritual Guide to the Omer Day Seven of Week 5: Malchut of Hod 35th Day of the Omer MONDAY NIGHT/TUESDAY

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Walking humbly is walking tall. Dignity is the essence of humility and modesty. The splendor of humility is majestic and aristocratic. Humility that suppresses the human spirit and denies individual sovereignty is not humility at all. Does my humility make me feel dignified? Do I feel alive and vibrant?

Exercise for the day: Teach someone how humility and modesty enhance human dignity.

Spiritual Guide to the Omer Day Six of Week 5: Yesod of Hod 34th Day of the Omer SUNDAY NIGHT/MONDAY

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Humility should not be a lonely experience. It ought to result in deep bonding and commitment. There is no stronger bond than one that comes out of humility. Does my humility separate me from others or bring us closer? Does my humility produce results? Long term results? Does it create an everlasting foundation upon which I and others can rely and build.

Exercise for the day: Use your humility to build something lasting.

Spiritual Guide to the Omer Day Five of Week 5: Hod of Hod Lag BaOmer- 33rd Day of the Omer MOTZI SHABBOS/SUNDAY

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Examine the humility of humility. Everyone has humility and modesty in their hearts, the question is the measure and manner in which one consciously feels it? Am I afraid to be too humble? Do I mask and protect my modesty with aggressive behavior? Learn to cultivate your humility by interacting with people who are more refined than yourself, evoking in you modesty and humility that motivates you to grow.

Humility must also be examined for its genuineness. Is my humility humble? Or is it yet another expression of arrogance? Do I take too much pride in my humility? Do I flaunt it? Is it self-serving? Is my humility part of a crusade or is it genuine? Do I have expectations due to my humility?

Exercise for the day: Be humble just for its own sake.

Spiritual Guide to the Omer Day Four of Week 5: Netzach of Hod 32nd Day of the Omer FRIDAY NIGHT/SHABBOS

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http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifExamine the strength and endurance of your humility. Does my humility withstand challenges? Am I firm in my positions or do I waffle in the name of humility?

Humility and modesty should not cause one to feel weak and insecure. Netzach of hod underscores the fact that true humility does not make you into a "doormat" for others to step on; on the contrary, humility gives you enduring strength. Is my humility perceived as weakness? Does that cause others to take advantage of me?

Exercise for the day: Demonstrate the strength of your humility by initiating or actively participating in a good cause.

Monday, May 23, 2011

JI [YU News] The Maccabeats Go to Washington


President Joel and Maccabeats Attend White House Reception for Jewish American Heritage Month
On Tuesday, May 17, President Barack Obama hosted a reception for Jewish community leaders from across the country, rabbis, members of Congress, and a broad range of leaders engaged in business, the arts, education, and public and community service in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month.
“The Jewish community in the United States has always stood for freedom, and that includes our unshakeable support and commitment to the security of the State of Israel,” said President Obama.
Yeshiva University President Richard M. Joel was in attendance, as well as YU’s a cappella group, The Maccabeats, who provided musical entertainment.
“In celebrating the contributions of the Jewish people to the United States, the White House gathering heightened our Jewish pride and challenged us to live up to our past successes,” said President Joel. “It was wonderful to see a room filled with so many Jewish notables as guests of the leader of the free world.”
In his remarks, President Obama thanked the Maccabeats for their “outstanding performance.”
“They just did an outstanding number for me—it was very brief—that said, ‘four more years,’” said President Obama. “It was good. I really liked it. So thank you.”
Noah Jacobson, Yeshiva College junior and a tenor for the Maccabeats, described the experience as a “surreal moment.”
“Performing at the White House was a dream come true for many of us,” said Jacobson, a Houston, TX native. “It was almost hard to believe where we were—that we were actually singing our repertoire in the East Room.”
YU graduate and fellow Maccabeat Immanuel Shalev echoed Jacobson’s sentiments.
“It was one of the most unbelievable experiences in all of our lives,” said Shalev, of Lawrence, NY. “It was an honor to be surrounded by so many Jewish leaders and to represent our faith at the White House.”

[chicago-aneinu] Refuah Sheleimah- Urgent!

David Stiebel and Keren Klein's father, Alex Stiebel, has been in the ICU for almost two weeks. Since last night, his situation is no longer stable and he desparately needs our tefillos. If you have a moment, please say a couple perakim of Tehillim. His name is Alexander ben Chana, l'refua shleima b'karov.


Thank you. May we only share in simchas.


Mikor HaChaim

[chicago-aneinu] Please Daven - Surgery

Please daven for Pinchas Aryeh ben Sarah Chana who is having surgery today.

[chicago-aneinu] Please Daven

Please daven for Rochel bas Miriam who is in ICU.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Footage Sparks Memories of Historic Jewish Children’s Parades


“They were historic and inspirational events,” says Rabbi Elkanah Shmotkin, director of Jewish Educational Media, which released the entire collection of footage from the 1984 parade on DVD.
OR WATCH IT HERE

COLLIVE Now Live: The Great Parade


Tune in at 10:00 AM Eastern Time(9:00AM CHICAGO NOW) for COLlive's exclusive live broadcast of The Great Lag B'Omer Parade from 770 Eastern Parkway. Enjoy the rally, the floats, the marching bands, and the performances by Avraham Fried, MBD, Benny Friedman, Uncle Moishy and more.

10 AM:(9AM CHICAGO) The Great Parade LIVE


Thousands are expected in Crown Heights on Sunday for the Great Lag B'Omer Parade, marching on behalf of Jewish unity, education and other important Jewish ideals.

The event on May 22, 2011, will be held in front of Lubavitch Headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn.

The Parade, an over 50-year old tradition, is a special tribute to the Rebbe, originator of the Parade who placed strong emphasis on the importance of gathering and uniting Jewish people and children.

The parade will include floats, the 12 Pesukim, marching bands and the stars of the show - thousands of Jewish children marching in unity.

The Parade will also include performances by Avraham Fried, Mordechai Ben David, Benny Friedman, Uncle Moishy and the French Acrobatic Twins.

For the second year in a row, COLlive.com - Community News Service, will provide an exclusive live video broadcast of the parade. Tune in at 10:00 am for all the excitement.

Friday, May 20, 2011

[chicago-aneinu] Please Daven

Please daven for a choleh on our cholim list, Ida bas Shaindel, who is in serious condition.

RABBI LAZER BRODY BONUS LAG BAOMER


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Lag B’Omer falls this year on Saturday night and Sunday, May 21-22, 2011

The two most significant events of Lag B’omer are the cessation of the plague that killed 24,000 of Rabbi Akiva’s students and the yahrtzeit of Rebbe Shimon Bar Yochai. We find an amazing connection between these two seemingly unrelated events.

CHASSIDIC PEARLS BY RABBI LAZER BRODY PARSHAS BECHUKOSAI

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The Torah's beautiful blessings are eternal. They are just as real today as they ever were.

HaShem grants us His solemn promise that if we observe His commandments and walk in the ways of the Torah, our lives here in Eretz Yisroel will be characterized by abundance and tranquility.

BAIS HAVAAD ON THE PARSHA PARSHAS BECHUKOSAI /SEFIRAS HAOMER PROJECT WEEK 4

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Clear Maare Mekomos with a
running English explanation


In this week's Journal we will discuss numerous Halachos relating to one who makes a vow, or even a pledge, to give charity.
BONUS OU AND BAIS HAVAAD VIDEO Tzedaka and Maaser Part I (ALSO GOOD FOR PARSHAS TERUMAH)

BONUS OU AND BAIS HAVAAD VIDEO Tzedaka and Maaser Part II(ALSO GOOD FOR PARSHAS TERUMAH)

Spiritual Guide to the Omer Day Three of Week 5: Tiferet of Hod 31st Day of the Omer THURSDAY NIGHT/FRIDAY

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Examine if your humility is compassionate. Does my humility cause me to be self-contained and anti-social or does it express itself in empathy for others. Is my humility balanced and beautiful? Or is it awkward?

Just as humility brings compassion, compassion can lead one to humility. If you lack humility, try acting compassionately, which can help bring you humility.

Exercise for the day: Express a humble feeling in an act of compassion.

[chicago-aneinu] Please Daven for a Choleh

This was sent to me from a member of an Aneinu group in Florida:

Aliza Chaya bas Sarah Freyda

A special request has been made by a member of our community whose daughter is having surgery on Monday. She has requested that we meet to read Tehillim for her daughter on Sunday evening. Please join us in praying for the successful surgery and speedy recovery of this cholah

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

[chicago-aneinu] Please Daven

Please daven for Dovid Levi ben Rivka who is in critical condition.

[chicago-aneinu] Please Daven for WENDY

Wednesday May 18, 2011 6:40 AM

Wendy Weiner Runge (Zeva Rochel bas Chaya), whose story has been covered here on Matzav.com, was sentenced yesterday to a 10-year sentence in Mitchellville women’s prison. The Minnesota filmmaker, a 46-year-old mother of four, has written on this website and elsewhere about how she was ensnared in Iowa’s long-running film tax-incentive debacle.

Judge Douglas Staskal criticized the head of Polynation Pictures before sentencing Wendy.

He said the sentence was a difficult decision to make for a woman with no prior criminal history, but claimed he could not ignore the “complete arrogant and defiant” way in which she had denied responsility for her crime.

“This is a case in my judgment that calls out for the court to send a message to you and others who would engage in this kind of behavior that it’s not accepted,” Staskal said.

The week-and-a-half-long trial was sheld in February.

Wendy wept quietly Tuesday in a corner of the second-floor courtroom before being ushered out by her attorney, Matthew Whitaker.
Whitaker said he had not decided whether to appeal, adding: “We are still weighing our options.”

Runge, an Omaha native, decided to accept a plea agreement proferred by prosecutors after both sides rested in her February trial. The first-degree fraudulent practices charge to which she pleaded guilty did not apply to “The Scientist,” a 2008 film that received $1.85 million in state tax credits.
Rather, she admitted she made false statements to procure tax credits for two uncompleted movies called “Forever” and “Run” before Iowa’s film program was suspended in late 2009.

Runge has repeatedly denied doing anything criminal and professed to be a victim of malicious prosecution and misconduct by state officials.
The case engulfed the fledgling film incentive program a year and a half ago, leading to the firings or resignations of six state economic development managers. Two of Wendy’s former partners who were more cooperative with prosecutors received much lighter sentences Tuesday before Staskal.

Matthias Saunders, a pivotal player in Polynation’s deals with the state, received an up to 10-year suspended sentence for first-degree theft and two years probation, meaning he will stay out of prison if he complies with the terms of his release.

Saunders, 39, who has been living in Georgia, ran a company called Maximux Production Services, and profited from services his company provided that prosecutors said were highly inflated or didn’t exist.

Chase Brandau, 26, also of Minnesota, received a deferred sentencing for second-degree theft. He will be able to wipe the felony from his record if he successfully completes to two years of probation. All three will have to pay restitution to the state, the amounts of which have not yet been determined.
Please continue to daven and say Tehillim for Zeva Rochel bas Chaya.
{Des Moines Register/Matzav.com}

Jewish Family Festival @ Old Orchard May 22



JEWISH UNITY PARADE
(Begins 3:00 PM sharp)
Marching Bands, Clowns, Floats, Circus Acts, Live Music

HUGE FAMILY FAIR
(Fair opens 3:45 PM until 7:00)
Exciting Rides, Game Show, Hands-on Activities, Game Booths, Prizes
Non-Stop Entertainment Stage

GRAND CIRCUS
by Gamma Phi Circus

ALL DAY FOOD COURT
Great food on the grill throughout the day.

LIVE CONCERT
with Ensemble M’Chayai, Ruby Harris, Cheder Boys Choir & more

LAG B'OMER BONFIRE
(Bonfire will be lit at 7:00 PM)
Food, Music, Kumzitz and lots of fun around the fire

PURCHASE your wristband* for the day!
Only $12 in advance, $18 at the door

Spiritual Guide to the Omer Day One of Week 5: Chesed of Hod 29th Day of the Omer TUESDAY NIGHT/WENSDAY

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Week Five - Hod

If endurance is the engine of life humility is its fuel. As gevurah (discipline) gives chesed (love) focus, hod gives netzach direction.

Humility is the silent partner of endurance. Its strength is in its silence. Its splendor in its repose. Humility leads to yielding, which is an essential element of Humility - and the resulting yielding - should not be confused with weakness and lack of self-esteem.

Humility is modesty; it is acknowledgement (from the root "hoda'ah"). It is saying "thank you" to G-d. It is clearly recognizing your qualities and strengths and acknowledging that they are not your own; they were given to you by G-d for a higher purpose than just satisfying your own needs. Humility is modesty; it is recognizing how small you are which allows you to realize how large you can become. And that makes humility so formidable.

Endurance draws its energy from the acknowledgement of humility. Human endurance goes only as far as your tolerance level. Acknowledging that your strengths come from a higher place gives you the power to endure far beyond your own perceived capacity. It gives you part of G-d's enduring strength.

A full cup cannot be filled. When you're filled with yourself and your needs, "I and nothing else", there is no room for more. When you "empty" yourself before something which is greater than yourself, you allow in much more than your limited capacity. Humility is the key to transcendence; to reach beyond yourself. Only true humility gives you the power of total objectivity.

Humility is sensitivity; it is healthy shame out of recognition that you can be better than you are and that you expect more of yourself. Although humility is silent it is not a void. It is a dynamic expression of life that includes all seven qualities of love, discipline, compassion, endurance, humility, bonding and sovereignty. Humility is active not passive. Not a state of being but an interaction even in its calm and inaction.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

[chicago-aneinu] Please Daven

Please daven for my mother Shayna bas Madelyn who was just hospitalized for pneumonia and my father Baruch Barel ben Leiba/Leah who is recovering from hip surgery and has just returned home from rehab. Thank you so much.
Marsha Smagley

Monday, May 16, 2011

Spiritual Guide to the Omer Day Seven of Week 4: Malchus of Netzach 28th Day of the Omer MONDAY NIGHT/TUESDAY

(PLEASE LEARN THIS POST FOR A YESHUA FOR Yoel Zev ben Mirel Rissa Chava AND Yaakov Yoseph ben Raizel THE BOYS IN JAPAN)
Sovereignty is the cornerstone of endurance. Endurance that encompasses the previous six qualities is indeed a tribute and testimony to the majesty of the human spirit.

Is my endurance dignified? Does it bring out the best in me? When faced with hardships do I behave like a king or queen, walking proudly with my head up, confident in my G-d-given strengths, or do I cower and shrivel up in fear?

Exercise for the day: Fight for a dignified cause.

MISHNA BERURA YOMI MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 MAY 15 2011


(PLEASE LEARN THIS POST FOR A YESHUA FOR Yoel Zev ben Mirel Rissa Chava AND Yaakov Yoseph ben Raizel THE BOYS IN JAPAN)
S"A SIMAN 102 SIF 2 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 12
On the contrary, the worshipper is required to move four cubits away

MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1
Q:DO THIS APPLY TO WOMEN DAVENING IN THE EZRAS NASHIM

A:THE ORACH NEMAN SAYS IT DOES APPLY TO WOMEN(SEE NOTE 16)

MISHNA BERURA YOMI MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 MAY 14 2011


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S"A SIMAN 99 SIF 1 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 9
By this /wording the author/ includes even Grace after Meals, which is a Torah /obligation, within the scope of this ruling

S"A SIMAN 101 SIF 1 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 3'
There are /authorities/ who decide that, initially, /the blessing/ Modim is also considered /to have the same ruling in this respect/ as /the blessing/ Avos.

MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1
Q:CAN YOU BE DRUNK DURING THE 4TH BRACHA OF BENCHING AND WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU DONT HAVE KAVANA BY AVOS

A:RAV CHAIM KI9NEVSKI SAYS THE 4TH BRACHA OF BENCHING IS DIRABANAN YOU CAN DO IT WHEN YOUR DRUNK(SEE NOTE 11).THE STIEPLER SAYS IN KEHILOS YAAKOV IF YOU DONT HAVE KAVAN BY AVOS YOU SHOULD BE VERY CAREFUL TO HAVE KAVANA BY MODIM B/C YOU WILL BE YOTZA YOUR CIUV ACCORDING TO MANY POSKIM.(FOR MORE SEE NOTE 3)

MISHNA BERURA YOMI MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 MAY 13 2011


(PLEASE LEARN THIS POST FOR A YESHUA FOR Yoel Zev ben Mirel Rissa Chava AND Yaakov Yoseph ben Raizel THE BOYS IN JAPAN)
S"A SIMAN 98 SIF 1 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 1
HE writes /there/ that the thoughts /which one is required to have in mind/ that are described here in the Shulchan Aruch, cannot be had in mind when one is /actually/ praying, but only beforehand

MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1
Q:B/4 THE BRACHA IN SHMONE ESRA SHOULD YOU ASK HASHEM FOR STUFF

A:THE SIFRO SHEM OLAM SAYS YES B/4 THE BRACHA OF SHMONE ESRA YOU SHOULD ASK HASHEM ABOUT WHAT THE BRACHA ABOUT(B/4 STARTING THE BRACHA IN ATA CHONAN ASK HASHEM FOR WISDOM)FOR MORE SEE NOTE 4)

MISHNA BERURA YOMI MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 MAY 12 2011



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S"A SIMAN 95 SIF 1 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 1
Once it is after the event, one will have fulfilled /his obligation/ even if he did not position his feet /in this way/ at all.

S"A SIMAN 96 SIF 1 MISHNSA BERURA SIF KATAN 2
The prayer leader is permitted to hold a Torah Scroll in his hand on Shabbos when he says /the prayer/ Yekum Purkan

MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1
Q:WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU CANT KEEP YOUR FEET TOGETHER DURING SHMONE ESRA AND CAN A CHAZAN HOLD A SEFER TORAH DURING HOSHANOS ON SUCOS

A:RAV MOSHE IN IGROS MOSHE SAYS KEEP YOUR FEET AS CLOSE TOGETHER AS YOU CAN (SEE NOTE 2).THE PM"G SAYS THE CHAZAN CAN HOLD THE SEFER TORAH DURING HOSHANOS ON SUCOS.(SEE NOTE 2)

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 The judge in the case DID NOT ACCEPT

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Spiritual Guide to the Omer Day Six of Week 4: Yesod of Netzach 27th Day of the Omer SUNDAY NIGHT/MONDAY

(PLEASE LEARN THIS POST FOR A YESHUA FOR Yoel Zev ben Mirel Rissa Chava AND Yaakov Yoseph ben Raizel THE BOYS IN JAPAN)
Bonding is an essential quality of endurance. It expresses your unwavering commitment to the person or experience you are bonding with, a commitment so powerful that you will endure all to preserve it. Endurance without bonding will not endure.

Exercise for the day: To ensure that your new resolution should endure, bond with it immediately. This can be assured by promptly actualizing your resolution in some constructive deed.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

[chicago-aneinu] Please Daven for 17 INJURED IN CAR CRASH

Police suspect an Arab truck driver purposely rammed into several cars in Tel Aviv Sunday morning, killing one person on "Nakba Day." At least 17 others were injured.

The truck smashed into two motorcyclists and a bus. The driver reportedly was cursing in Arabic as he fled the scene. Police have arrested him and are questioning him.

Police have rejected the driver's claim that he lost control of his truck after a tire blew out and they said that terrorism is suspected. Eyewitnesses said that the 22-year-old driver, a resident of the village of Kfar Kassem, seemed determined to crash into the cars.

The truck continued to travel more than 2,000 feet before stopping, another indication that he intended to kill Jews on "Nakba Day, the Arab term for the "catastrophe" of the re-establishment of the Jewish State on May 15, 1948, Israeli Independence Day.

One eyewitness told IDF Army Radio that his vehicle was hit by the impact of the crash and that "the driver was in a fit of madness."

He added, "I heard the crashing of cars until my car also was hit. It seems like a terrorist attack to me."

IF ANYONE HAS ANY UPDATES OR HEBREW NAMES OF THOSE INJURED PLEASE COMMENT

[chicago-aneinu] Tefillos Needed - Critical Surgery

Please daven for Ben Tzion HaCohen Ben Dina who will be having critical surgery tomorrow, Monday morning.

[chicago-aneinu] Please Daven- Surgery Monday

Please daven for Tzvia bas Chana Devorah who will be having surgery tomorrow, Monday

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Spiritual Guide to the Omer Day Five of Week 4: Hod of Netzach 26th Day of the Omer MOTZI SHABBOS/SUNDAY

(PLEASE LEARN THIS POST FOR A YESHUA FOR Yoel Zev ben Mirel Rissa Chava AND Yaakov Yoseph ben Raizel THE BOYS IN JAPAN)
Yielding - which is a result of humility - is an essential element of enduring. Standing fast can sometimes be a formula for destruction. The oak, lacking the ability to bent in the hurricane, is uprooted. The reed, which yields to the wind, survives without a problem. Do I know when to yield, out of strength not fear? Why am I often afraid to yield?

Endurance is fueled by inner strength. Hod of netzach is the humble recognition and acknowledgement that the capacity to endure and prevail comes from the soul that G-d gave each person. This humility does not compromise the drive of endurance; on the contrary, it intensifies it, because human endurance can go only so far and endure only so much, whereas endurance that comes from the Divine soul is limitless.

Do I attribute my success solely to my own strength and determination? Am I convinced that I am all powerful due to my level of endurance? Where do I get the strength at times when everything seems so bleak?

Exercise for the day: When you awake, acknowledge G-d for giving you a soul with the extraordinary power and versatility to endure despite trying challenges. This will allow you to draw energy and strength for the entire day.

Spiritual Guide to the Omer Day Four of Week 4: Netzach of Netzach 25th Day of the Omer FRIDAY NIGHT/SHABBOS

(PLEASE LEARN THIS POST FOR A YESHUA FOR Yoel Zev ben Mirel Rissa Chava AND Yaakov Yoseph ben Raizel THE BOYS IN JAPAN)
Examine the endurance aspect of endurance, its expression and intensity. Everyone has willpower and determination. We have the capacity to endure much more than we can imagine, and to prevail under the most trying of circumstances.

Ask yourself: Is my behavior erratic? Am I inconsistent and unreliable? Since I have will and determination, why am I so mercurial? Am I afraid of accessing my endurance and committing? Do I fear being trapped by my commitment? If yes, why? Is it a reaction to some past trauma? Instead of cultivating endurance in healthy areas, have I developed a capacity for endurance of unhealthy experiences? Do I endure more pain than pleasure? Do I underestimate my capacity to endure?

Exercise for the day: Commit yourself to developing a new good habit.

Friday, May 13, 2011

[chicago-aneinu] Please Say Tehillim

Received from an Aneinu member:

Please say Tehillim for my Father, Yitzchak Ben Rochel. He has been battling cancer for several months now, and the Chemotherapy is taking a toll on him. PLEASE pray for him to have the strength to get through this.

RABBI LAZER BRODY BONUS ON PARSHAS BEHAR

(PLEASE LEARN THIS POST FOR A YESHUA FOR Yoel Zev ben Mirel Rissa Chava AND Yaakov Yoseph ben Raizel THE BOYS IN JAPAN)

Rebbe Natan of Breslev writes (Likutei Halachot, Hilchot Gittin 3:9) that there is no more effective way of mitigating stern judgments – dinim – than Ahavat Yisroel, the unconditional altruistic love that Jews should have for each other, where each Jew loves his fellow like his own soul.
Unfortunately, the opposite holds true as well: nothing arouses stern judgments like sin’at chinam – Jewish intramural hatred. The Talmud says some alarming things about the high price of intramural hatred. “Because of sin’at chinam, women miscarry, marital peace is destroyed, and one’s sons and daughters die at a young age (Tractate Calla, first chapter). The Gemara (tractate Yoma 9b) cites sin’at chinam as the root cause of the destruction of our Second Holy Temple despite the fact that the people of that generation were both observant and Torah scholars.

CHASSIDIC PEARLS BY RABBI LAZER BRODY PARSHAS BEHAR

(PLEASE LEARN THIS POST FOR A YESHUA FOR Yoel Zev ben Mirel Rissa Chava AND Yaakov Yoseph ben Raizel THE BOYS IN JAPAN)

A Jewish farmer in the Holy Land is commanded to give the land a rest during the Sabbatical Year. In turn, HaShem promises a triple yield for the sixth year crop – enough grain for the latter part of the sixth year, for the Sabbatical Year when planting and working the soil is forbidden, for the eighth year while the new grain is growing, and for the first part of the ninth year until the Omer-offering on the 16th of Nissan when the new grain is permitted.

Why does HaShem use such stern language when He promises, "I shall command My blessing"? Wouldn't it appear more logical for HaShem to say something more delicate, such as "I shall bestow my blessing"?

BAIS HAVAAD ON THE PARSHA PARSHAS BEHAR PAINFUL WORDS/SEFIRAS HAOMER PROJECT WEEK 3

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Clear Maare Mekomos with a
running English explanation

This week's journal will focus on the practical halachos of onaas devarim.

Spiritual Guide to the Omer Day Three of Week 4: Tiferet of Netzach 24th Day of the Omer THURSDAY NIGHT/FRIDAY

(PLEASE LEARN THIS POST FOR A YESHUA FOR Yoel Zev ben Mirel Rissa Chava AND Yaakov Yoseph ben Raizel THE BOYS IN JAPAN)
Healthy endurance, directed to develop good qualities and modifying bad ones, will always be compassionate. The compassion of endurance reflects a most beautiful quality of endurance: an enduring commitment to help another grow. Endurance without compassion is misguided and selfish. Endurance needs to be not just loving to those who deserve love, but also compassionate to the less fortunate. Does my determination compromise my compassion for others? Am I able to rise above my ego and empathize with my competitors? Am I gracious in victory?

Exercise for the day: Be patient and listen to someone that usually makes you impatient.

[chicago-aneinu] Lakewood Accident-Please Daven

Please daven for Chaya Bas Esther, who is going into brain surgery at this time. She is in critical condition.

A van carrying a mother and at least 5 children was just involved in a serious accident on Arnold Boulevard in Howell, just near Lakewood Township. Numerous agencies were called to the scene, including Lakewood Hatzolah, Lakewood First Aid, Howell EMS and others. There was initially a child reported to be in traumatic arrest, but Paramedics report that a pulse has been restored. Numerous patients were transported to the Jersey Shore Trauma Center, and others to Kimball Medical Center.
The child who was in traumatic arrest is listed in critical condition, and needs Rachmei Shomayim.At least three others are reportedly in serious condition as well.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

MISHNA BERURA YOMI MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 MAY 11 2011


(PLEASE LEARN THIS POST FOR A YESHUA FOR Yoel Zev ben Mirel Rissa Chava AND Yaakov Yoseph ben Raizel THE BOYS IN JAPAN)
S"A SIMAN 94 SIF 2 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 9
Since it is necessary to pray /looking/ in the direction of the east, it has become the custom to install the Ark which contains the Torah Scrolls in the eastern wall /of the Synagogue/. If one cannot install it in the eastern /wall/ he should install it in the southern /wall/. At any rate, it should not be in the western /wall, as/ that would make /it necessary for/ the people to have their back to the Ark /when they pray/. However, even if the Ark was installed in another wall the prayer must turn to face to the east.(FOR WHERE TO PUT THE ARON SEE MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 NOTES 6 7 8 AND 9)
SIF 4 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 16
He should descend /from the animal/ and pray.

MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1
Q:IF ITS COMING CLOSE TO MARRIV AND YOU WANT TO GO ON A TRIP WHEN SHOULD YOU DAVEN

A:RAV CHAIM KINEVSKI SAYS ITS BETTER TO DAVEN MARRIV STANDING FROM PLAG MINCHA THEN DAVEN SITING AFTER TZETZ HAKOCAVIM(FOR MORE SEE NOTE 16)

MISHNA BERURA YOMI MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 MAY 10 2011


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S"A SIMAN 92 SIF 10 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 36
In some holy communities the custom was instituted of giving charity when one reaches the verse And the wealth, etc., and You rule everything(AZ YASHIR)

MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1
Q: E"R YOU SET ASIDE MONEY BU THEIR NO ANI OR TZEDAKA BOX WHAT DO YOU DO

A: RAV SHLOMO ZALMAN AURBACH SAYS ITS FOR SURE NOT DAVKA A MATANA FOR AN ANI BUT ITS DIN IS LIKE A LOAN TO A FRIEND OR ANY CHESED(FOR MORE SEE NOTE 38)

MISHNA BERURA YOMI MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 MAY 9 2011


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S"A SIMAN 92 SIF 1 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 3
However,/ there are /authorities/ who dispute this.

MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1
Q:DO YOU HAVE TO REPEAT DAVENING

A:RAV SHLOMO ZALMAN AURBACH SAYS NO(FOR MORE SEE NOTE 3)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Spiritual Guide to the Omer Day Two of Week 4: Gevurah of Netzach 23rd Day of the Omer WENSDAY NIGHT/THURSDAY

(PLEASE LEARN THIS POST FOR A YESHUA FOR Yoel Zev ben Mirel Rissa Chava
AND Yaakov Yoseph ben Raizel THE BOYS IN JAPAN)
Examine the discipline of your endurance. Endurance must be directed toward productive goals and expressed in a constructive manner. Is my endurance and determination focused to help cultivate good habits and break bad ones? Or is it the other way around? Does my endurance come from strength or weakness? Does it come out of deep conviction or out of defensiveness? Am I ever tenacious out of stubbornness and an unwillingness to acknowledge errors? Am I invested in certain decisions and not prepared to review them? Do I use my endurance against itself by being tenacious in my lack of determination?

Exercise for the day: Break one bad habit today.

[chicago-aneinu] HaRav Pinto in CHicago

HaRav David Chananiah Pinto will be seeing people in
Chicago: Tuesday, May 10th 6:30 pm.-10 p.m. Wednesday
May 11th 9 a.m-10 p.m. Thursday May 12th 9 a.m. -12 p.m.
For appointments:847-675-6145.

[chicago-aneinu] Please Daven Now!

From an Aneinu member:

Please ask you readers to say tehillim for a young woman undergoing extensive
surgery right now. Tziporah bas Chana Basha.
If they can continue for a week it would be appreciated.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Spiritual Guide to the Omer Day One of Week 4: Chesed of Netzach 22nd Day of the Omer TUESDAY NIGHT/WENSDAY

(PLEASE LEARN THIS POST FOR A YESHUA FOR Yoel Zev ben Mirel Rissa Chava
AND Yaakov Yoseph ben Raizel THE BOYS IN JAPAN)Week Four - Netzach

Endurance and ambition is a combination of determination and tenacity. It is a balance of patience, persistence and guts. Endurance is also being reliable and accountable, which establishes security and commitment. Without endurance, any good endeavor or intention has no chance of success.

Endurance means to be alive, to be driven by what counts. It is the readiness to fight for what you believe, to go all the way. Without such commitment any undertaking remains flat and empty. It is an energy which comes from within and stops at nothing to achieve its goals. This, of course, requires that endurance be closely examined to ensure that it is used in a healthy and productive manner.

Ask yourself: How committed am I to my values? How much would I fight for them? Am I easily swayed? What price am I ready to pay for my beliefs? Is there any truth for which I would be ready to give my life?

Effective endurance needs to encompass the following seven ingredients: love, discipline, compassion, endurance, humility, bonding and dignity. The problems people have with endurance and commitment are due to a lack of one or more of these seven components.

Fw: [chicago-aneinu] 2nd Number for Teleconference

As per yesterday's e-mail there will be a Tehillim teleconference this Motzei Shabbos, May 14th, at 9:15 PM Chicago time. They are expecting a full house and therefore a second number has been arranged.

 

The 2 call in numbers are as follows:

212-990-3000

Pin number 3067#

 

718-258-2008

Choose option 9 and then 9 again

 

[chicago-aneinu] Please Daven for Baby

Please daven for baby Maya bas Yetta Rivka who will be having eye surgery on Wednesday.

CCHF [chicago-aneinu] critical time for boys in Japan


9:15PM CHICAGO TIME THIS MOTZI SHABBOS URGENT! TEHILLIM TELECONFERENCE 718-258-2008 OPTION 9 SELECTION 9

Monday, May 9, 2011

[chicago-aneinu] Please Daven

The name Sara has been added to Deena Rochel bas Yehudis. Please daven for Sara Deena Rochel bas Yehudis, a young woman in need of a refuah shlema.

Spiritual Guide to the Omer Day Seven of Week 3: Malchut of Tiferet 21st Day of the Omer MONDAY NIGHT/TUESDAY

Examine the dignity of your compassion. For compassion to be complete (and enhance the other six aspects of compassion) it must recognize and appreciate individual sovereignty. It should boost self-esteem and cultivate human dignity. Both your own dignity and the dignity of the one benefiting from your compassion. Is my compassion expressed in a dignified manner? Do I manifest and emphasize majesty in my compassion? Does it elicit dignity in others? Do I recognize the fact that when I experience compassion as dignified it will reflect reciprocally in the one who receives compassion?

Exercise for the day: Rather than just giving them charity help them help themselves in a fashion that strengthens their dignity.

[chicago-aneinu] Tefillos Needed This Wednesday

Please daven for besoros tovos and a refuah shlema for Sima Leah bas Sarah, who will be taking some critical tests this Wednesday.

[chicago-aneinu] Horrible Accident - Please Daven - Kallah

There was a horrible accident in Lakewood today - a chassan and kallah (just engaged last week). The kallah desparately needs tefilla - she was just flown to trauma center. I"YH, she should have a refuah shaleimah. Please daven for Chaya Sarah bas Chava Braindel

Spiritual Guide to the Omer Day Six of Week 3: Yesod of Tiferet 20th Day of the Omer SUNDAY NIGHT/MONDAY

For compassion to be fully realized, it needs bonding. It requires creating a channel between giver and receiver. A mutuality that extends beyond the moment of need. A bond that continues to live on. That is the most gratifying result of true compassion. Do you bond with the one you have compassion for, or do you remain apart? Does your interaction achieve anything beyond a single act of sympathy?

Exercise for the day: Ensure that something eternal is built as a result of your compassion.

MISHNA BERURA YOMI MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 MAY 8 2011


S"A SIMAN 91 SIF 3 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 9
With an uncovered head

SIF 5 MISHNA BERURA 12
since it is embarrassing to stand like that before important people.

MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1
Q:IF YOU HEAR A BRACHA FROM FROM SOMEONE ELSE TO YOU NEED TO COVER YOUR HEAD.CAN YOU DAVEN IN A MASK ON PURIM

A:THE BACH AND PM"G SAY YOU SHOULD WEAR A HEAD COVERING B/C OF SHOMA KIONE.(FOR EVERYTHING ABOUT HEAD COVERINGS SEE NOTE 8)THE SHEVET HALAVE SAYS YOU CAN DAVEN IN A MASK ON PURIM ON CONDITION YOUR COVERED KIHALACHA AND IT WONT CUSE YOU TO LAUGH DURING TEFILLA.(FOR MORE SEE NOTE 14)

MISHNA BERURA YOMI MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 MAY 7 2011


S"A SIMAN 90 SIF 14 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 47
This is only /of advantage/ if one prays there with them.

MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1
Q:IF YOUR NOT ABLE TO BE MIKIAM THIS MITZVAH BY SHACRIS IS THEIR A MITZVAH BY MINCHA AND MARRIV

A:THE KAF HACHAIM SAYS YES THERE IS A MITZVAH BY MINCHA AND MARRIV.

SIF 18 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 55
it is nevertheless more /desirable for one to pray in/ the Beys Ha-Midrash. /However,/ this /ruling only/ applies to a person who studies there, so that he should not have to neglect his /Torah/ study to go to the Synagogue,( MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 SEE NOTE 62 IN THE BACK PAGE 3 FOR WHICH BAIS MEDRASH THIS APPLIES TO)

MISHNA BERURA YOMI MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 MAY 6 2011



S"A SIMAN 90 SIF 9 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 28
The reason is/ that the Holy One, Blessed be He, does not despise the prayer of a congregation.

If one has /a choice of/ two Synagogues one of which has a large group of people /praying there/, it is more of a mitzvah to pray in /that Synagogue

MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1
Q:WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MILAS OF TEFILLA BZIBUR.SHOULD A MINYAN SPLIT IF THERE ARE MANY AVALIM

A:THE CHAFETZ CHAIM IN SMIRAS HALASHON SAYS ONE MILA IS YOU ARE YOUR MITZVAS ARE HIGHER WITH THE TZIBUR.ANOTHER MILA IF YOU DONT HAVE KAVANA BUT YOUR IN A TZIBUR YOUR TEFILLA IS GOOD.RAV SHLOMO ZALMAN AURBACH AND RAV MOSHE IN IGROS MOSHE SAYS DONT SPLIT THE MINYAN.RAV ELYASHIV S"T MIKOR CHAIM AND S"T BAL CASHEK SHLOMO SAY ITS A GOOD IDEA TO SPLIT THE DAVENING FOR THE AVALIM.(FOR MORE SEE NOTES 21 AND 23)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Spiritual Guide to the Omer Day Five of Week 3: Hod of Tiferet 19th Day of the Omer MOTZI SHABBOS/SUNDAY

Compassion must include humility for it not to be condescending and pretentious. Hod is recognizing that my ability to be compassionate and giving does not make me better than the recipient; it is the acknowledgement and appreciation that by creating one who needs compassion G-d gave me the gift of being able to bestow compassion. Thus there is no place for haughtiness in compassion. Do I feel superior because I am compassionate? Do I look down at those that need my compassion? Am I humble and thankful to G-d for giving me the ability to have compassion for others?

Exercise for the day: Express compassion in an anonymous fashion, not taking any personal credit.

Spiritual Guide to the Omer Day Four of Week 3: Netzach of Tiferet 18th Day of the Omer FRIDAY NIGHT/SHABBOS

Is my compassion enduring and consistent? Is it reliable or whimsical? Does it prevail among other forces in my life? Do I have the capacity to be compassionate even when I’m busy with other activities or only when it's comfortable for me? Am I ready to stand up and fight for another?

Exercise for the day: In middle of the busy day take a moment and call someone that needs a compassionate word. Defend someone who is in need of sympathy even if it's not a popular position.

BAIS HAVAAD ON THE PARSHA PARSHAS EMOR/SEFIRAS HAOMER PROJECT WEEK 2

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Clear Maare Mekomos with a
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WHAT HNAPPENS WHEN A TREE IS ABOUT TO FALL ON YOUR NEIGHBOR SHED FIND OUT IN WEEK 2 OF THE BAIS HAVAAD SEFIRAS HAOMER PROJECT

CHASSIDIC PEARLS BY RABBI LAZER BRODY PARSHAS EMOR


The Code of Jewish Law says specifically (Shulchan Oruch, Orach Chaim 98:4) that prayer is a substitute for ritual sacrifices in absence of the holy tabernacle. Therefore, the same criteria required for the sacrifices are also required for prayer.

Rebbe Nachman of Breslev (Likutei Moharan I:14h) cites the Zohar (Yitro, 79) that stipulates, "In a place where one finds the fear of Hashem, one finds perfection." Inversely, a place with no fear of Hashem is blemished. Rebbe Nachman therefore concludes that unblemished prayer requires the fear of Hashem, just as an unblemished sacrifice requires the fear of Hashem.

RABBI LAZER BRODY BONUS YOM HAZIKARON PART 2


Rebbe Nachman of Breslev teaches (Sefer HaMidot, “meriva”, 29) that a Chassid is one who suffers insult and humiliation without retaliating or without harboring any malice in his heart.

With this definition in mind, you’re about to hear a story of a true Chassid that not only fulfilled the Rebbe Nachman’s criteria, but even surpassed them.

RABBI LAZER BRODY BONUS YOM HAZIKARON PART 1


Israel’s Memorial Day, Yom HaZikaron, begins this year on Sunday evening, May 8, 2011. Israel never forgets its debt of eternal gratitude to its sons and daughters who gave their lives for the achievement of the country's independence and its continued existence. It is a day of collective and personal heartache mingled with awe and honor for our holy martyrs.

When looking at Israeli military history, most people consider the Six-Day War of 1967 as Hashem’s greatest miracle of modern times. My choice would be the War of Independence of 1948-49.

[chicago-aneinu] Bone Marrow match urgently needed for 2-year old

GALICIA Digest for Thursday, May 05, 2011.

1. Bone Marrow match urgently needed for 2-year old New Jersey resident

Although I am a long-time researcher (JewishGen Registration No.
3829), this is the most important message I have ever written.
My 2-year old grandson Ezra Fineman has a rare primary immune
deficiency called Hyper IgM Syndrome. The only cure is a bone
marrow transplant. He needs to find a donor that is his perfect
match and that match could be YOU or a member of your family.
Since tissue type is inherited, Ezra's best chance of finding a
match lies with those of Eastern European ancestry, particularly
Polish and Hungarian. The towns and surnames associated with
Ezra's ancestry are listed below. However, donors of *all*
backgrounds are needed and the Gift of Life Foundation is making
it easy for you to join the bone marrow registry to see if you may
be Ezra's perfect match or some other patient's miracle match.

Here's how you can participate:

1) Potential donors must be age 18-60 and in general good
health to join the registry.

Cheek swab test kits can be ordered online through Gift of Life
Bone Marrow Foundation at
https://www.giftoflife.org/dc/Help4Ezra/blog.aspx
or find a bone marrow drive near you at:
http://www.giftoflife.org/Public/Events.aspx

2) If you are above the age of 60, please encourage your family
members and friends to join the registry.

3) If you reside outside of the United States and Canada, please
contact help4ezra@gmail.com for more information.

4) For more information, please go to:
https://www.giftoflife.org/dc/Help4Ezra/blog.aspx or contact
help4ezra@gmail.com. The Gift of Life Coordinator for this project
is Shayne Pilpel. Shayne would be pleased to answer any
questions about the Gift of Life Foundation and can be reached at:
spilpel@giftoflife.org

On behalf of my daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Evan
Fineman, the parents of Ezra, I thank you for whatever role you or
family can play at this critical time.

Karen Lefkowitz
Monsey, NY

Towns and surnames associated with Ezra's ancestry are:

Poland
Stopnica area: BORKENSZTAJN, ZISSER, SUSSER, KAFEL, LINDER
Tarnow and Szczucin area: SUSSER
Bialystok, Trzcianne, Goniadz area: BLACHER, PERLIS, BALABUS,
BLOCK, LEVIN, DUDINSKY, GEDRES, COHEN
Nowogrod and Dobrylas area: LEFOWITZ (LEFKOWITZ), KIEK or
KIJEK, COHEN, RUDZKA
Przasnysz: BLANK, MONKAR, MAKA

Moldava
Kishinev (Chisinau): FRIEDMAN, MEISENBERG, SHAPIRO, LEVITT

Ukraine
Zhitomir: MEISENBERG, TAUB
Chermerivtsi: GREENBERG

Hungary
Elmialfulva (Endrefalva or Ermihalyfalva?): KLEIN
Eger: BRAUN
Szikeoy (Cejkov?): BRIER
Balaton (Veladin?): BRAUN

Lithuania
Vilnus: VERSHOFSKY, BAUSC

Turkey
FRIEDMAN, SHAPIRO

Anywhere: LITTENBERG and STRASSNER
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Friday, May 6, 2011

MISHNA BERURA YOMI MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 MAY 5 2011


S"A SIMAN 90 SIF 4 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 9
Twelve windows.

SIF 5 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 12
An area which is surrounded by partitions is in order /for prayer/, even if it is not roofed.

MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1
Q:WHATS THE HALACHA BY A THAT IS SEPARATED BY DIVISIONS AND DUE YOU NEED TO BE CLOSED OFF BY THE KOSEL

A:THE ASHEL AVRAHAM SAYS EVERY CHELEK OF THE WINDOW COUNTS TOWARDS THE 12 WINDOWS AND HE ADDS THAT ITS POSSIBLE TO ADD WINDOWS.RAV CHAIM KINEVSKI SAYS BY THE KOSEL ITS NOT BETTER TO BE CLOSED OFF BY THE KOSEL THE MAKOR IS SINCE THE WHOLE PLACE IS A MAKOM KAVUA FOR TEFILLA(SEE NOTES 8 AND 12)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Spiritual Guide to the Omer Day Three of Week 3: Tiferet of Tiferet 17th Day of the Omer THURSDAY NIGHT/FRIDAY

Examine the compassion of compassion. The expression of compassion and its intensity. True compassion is limitless. It is not an extension of your needs and defined by your limited perspective. Compassion for another is achieved by having a selfless attitude, rising above yourself and placing yourself in the other person's situation and experience. Am I prepared and able to do that? If not, why? Do I express and actualize the compassion and empathy in my heart? What blocks me from expressing it? Am I locked in any way? Is my compassion compassionate or self-serving? Is it compassion that comes out of guilt rather than genuine empathy? How does that affect and distort my compassion? Test yourself by seeing if you express compassion even when you don't feel guilty. Does my compassion come from a sense of duty or is it frivolous? On the other hand: Is my compassion alive; does it resound with vitality, or is it expressed only out of obligation? Is my compassion only a result of being a creature of habit who feels badly when another suffers, or do I actually apply myself to examine and refine my compassion, observing it's limitations and forms of expression? How do I express compassion? Is my compassion beautiful? Is it well rounded? Does it contain the other six elements of tiferet, without which my full compassion remains unrealized.

Exercise for the day: Express your compassion in a new way that goes beyond your previous limitations: express it towards someone to whom you have been callous.

[chicago-aneinu] Please Daven - Surgery Now

Please daven for Shalom Yechezkel Ben Shaina Gittel who is in surgery.

MISHNA BERURA YOMI MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 MAY 4 2011


S"A SIMAN 89 SIF 3 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 18
With his affairs.

SIF 3 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 22
That before one has prayed there is no basis /for him/ to be lenient and /drink/ tea /or coffee/ to which sugar has been added

SIF 6 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 35
Teaches others, etc.

MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1
Q:B/4 DAVENING CAN YOU DO LITE WORK IN OUR TIMES CAN YOU HAVE TEA WITH SUGAR AND CAN YOU HAVE A CHABURA

A:THE AURACH HASHULCHAN SAYS YOU CAN DO LITE WORK LIKE PREPARING LAUNDRY AND TAKING OUT THE GARBAGE.IN OUR TIMES THE WHOLE WORLD DRINKS TEA WITH SUGAR AND ITS KIMAT IMPOSSIBLE TO DRINK W/O IT THE STEIPLER AND RAV SHLOMO ZALMAN AURBACH SAY ITS MUTER.THE MHARSHAM SAYS FOR THIS REASON YOU CAN PUT MILK IN COFFEE B/4 DAVENING. THE MAKOR HACHAIM SAYS A CHABURA IS MUTER B/4 DAVENING.(FOR MORE SEE NOTES 21 26 AND 36)

MISHNA BERURA YOMI MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 MAY 3 2011


S"A SIMAN 89 SIF 1 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 4
/I.e.,/ now that it is after the event. /This applies/ even if it was not a time of pressing /need/.

MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1
Q:WHAT DO YOU DO IF A MINYAN IS DAVENING B/4 NETZ HACAMA

A:S"T PRI YITZCHAK SAYS ITS BETTER TO DAVEN WITH A MINYAN B/4 NETZ THEN W/O 1 AFTER NETZ.MINCHAS YITZCHAK SAYS DAVEN WITH THEM FOR SURE IF THEY ARE DAVENING AFTER ZMAN MESHEYAKIR BUT S"T SHILOS SHMUEL ARGUES AND SAYS IN THIS CASE DAVEN W/O A MINYAN AFTER NETZ(SEE NOTE 4)

MISHNA BERURA YOMI MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 MAY 2 2011


S"A SIMAN 88 SIF 1 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 7
Ch.A.] /The author of the Ch.A. /writes further she that they should not enter a graveyard until they have immersed /themselves and become halachically clean/.

MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1
Q:CAN YOU GO TO THE KEVER OF RASHBY IN MERON ON LAG BAOMER WHEN YOUR TAMA

A:THE PM"G AND OTHERS SAY NOT TO GO(FOR MORE SEE NOTE 8)